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Welcome to our blog on the nominations and hearings for the new European Commissioner candidates. You will find our group's opinion on and analysis of the nominees and their portfolios, with analysis, insight and comment after each hearing in the European Parliament, as well as links to the livestreams of the hearings themselves.


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Welcome to our blog on the nominations and hearings for the new European Commissioner candidates. You will find our group's opinion on and analysis of the nominees and their portfolios, with analysis, insight and comment after each hearing in the European Parliament, as well as links to the livestreams of the hearings themselves.


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Call for a progressive agenda on creation and innovation

Send us your input

This year has seen many important victories over the perpetual increasing of "intellectual property"rights and their enforcement. We do not allege to have a one-stop solution. That is why we are launching this call. We are looking for concrete proposals.


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Anti-Nuclear Bus

Campaign Bus for nuclear-free Europe reaches Brussels

Green and Anti-Nuclear activists from the Baltic coast met with Greens/EFA Co-President and longtime nuclear campainger Rebecca Harms, and Green MEP and energy expert Claude Turmes today in the European Parliament. The bus had most recently travelled from Berlin and ther was a very valuabel exchange of views and ideas between the participants and the MEPs.


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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 56 - July 2012

GREEN EYE ON THE EU'S CLIMATE EFFORT - RIO+20: We could do so much better! - EED mixed response to the compromise agreement - Poland determined to remain a dinosaur rather than become an energy hero - German closer to carbon capture law - Climate: A long list of tasks & expectations for the new Cyprus Presidency ROUND-UP - CLIMATE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - Oil rush in the Arctic threatens climate action - California sea level will certainly rise at higher rate - Colombia willing to reduce GHG emissions through better forest protection - Australia puts a price on carbon


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 2 - 6 July 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include promoting rail through better EU rules, animal welfare and EU action, sealing ACTA's fate, the subversion of Schengen, the Syrian crisis and the EU response, illegal fishing and international flagging rules,...


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IT Security

Confusion in EP over internet security and infrastructure

Intellectual property rights infringements are not related to network stability and internet security issues. While the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted in favour of a report from MEP Ivailo Kalfin (S&D, Bulgaria), aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of vital informati...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 11 - 15 June 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include border controls and preserving Schengen, preferential trade for poor countries, Eurozone economic governance, regulating the global arms trade, illegal Israeli settlements, own resources and the EU budget, safer baby food through EU rules, fixing EU fisheries, Energy saving rules,...


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50 reasons to reject ACTA

Greens/EFA campaign

With the European Parliament set to decide on the fate of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement, Green MEPs set out the reasons why they believe the parliament should vote to withhold its consent and reject the agreement. With your help we have put together 50 reasons to reject ACTA. See the video and join the anti-ACTA mobilisation on 9 June.


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EU's Research and Innovation ecosystem

07.06.2012

what's in it for SMEs?

With the publication of Horizon 2020 the Commission has put forth its research and innovation (R&I) priorities for the coming years, however it is still uncertain what will be in it for SMEs. Finances directly earmarked for SMEs support activities have decreased compared to FP7 however new initiatives such as the SMEs dedicated instrument are being developed but it is not yet clear how it will work in practice. Understanding complementarity between measure under Horizon 2020 and those provided at regional and local level through the Structural Funds is also essential. The aim is to have a better understanding of the existing/planned initiatives so as to develop within both programmes a coherent ecosystem for R&I support to SMEs.


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 4 - 8 June 2012

Highlights of the week for the Greens/EFA include events on Rio+20, reindustrialising Europe, research and innovation culture production and consumption and human rights activists in Turkey, as well as upgrading EU rules on credit rating agencies and a Europe wide action against ACTA


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EU Offshore Oil & Gas Safety proposals

Press Release from SNP MEP Alyn Smith

SNP MEP and sole Scots MEP on the European Parliament's Energy Committee Alyn Smith has questioned the need for the proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Regulation, and been assured by European Commission representatives that they want to see "improvements, but no disruption to existing best pr...


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